Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10. 2017

Today's schedule is C-D-A-B

C Block Human Geography 11 - Today we'll look at the key question, "Where Are Folk and Popular Leisure Activities Distributed"? We'll try to examine two aspects of where folk and popular cultures are in space. First, each cultural activity has a distinctive spatial distribution so we'll examine a social custom’s origin, its diffusion, and its integration with other social characteristics. Second, we'll try to see the relation between material culture and the physical environment.

So, our job today is to look at the differences between folk and popular culture and we'll do this through the lens of music and sport (soccer football, skateboarding, UFC)...another good review can be found here.

Popular Music (I know it's from 1971 but the video of the Marvin Gaye song below is of musicians from the world over singing a pop song)

Folk Music (Musicians from the Hawaiian Islands singing a song unique to the islands)

Football (not soccer)

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we are going to the library to work on our next blog / journal entry. Below, you'll find a question on hyper-masculinity, male socialization, and sexual assault. I will need you to answer that question and then find a news story about a sexual assault. You will need to try to explain the motivation and roots of the behaviour of the assaulter in the story.

Explain how sexual behaviour could be socialized in males. Do you think that males who commit sexual assault are "hyper-masculine"? Why and where do men learn "hyper-masculine" behaviour?

The factors that predispose men to commit sexual assault include evolutionary factors, male socialization, psychological abnormality, and social learning. Most criminologists believe that rape is not sexually motivated. The evolutionary and biological factors of males suggest that sexual assault may be instinctual and developed over the ages in an effort to perpetuate the species. This notion holds that men who are sexually aggressive will have a reproductive edge over their more passive peers. Conversely, the male socialization view argues that men are socialized to be the aggressors and expect to be sexually active with many women. Sexual insecurity, then, may then lead some men to commit sexual assault to bolster their self-image. Hyper-masculine men typically have a callous sexual attitude and believe that violence is manly. Finally, another view is that men learn to commit sexual assaults as they learn any other behaviour.

Before you write your blog for the day PLEASE read this article: "The conversation you must have with your sons" AND this article "Why campuses are too often the scene of sex crimes".

Then, think about the media we are exposed to in youth...Check out the official Miss Representation website.

B Block Physical Geography 12 - Today we're in the library to begin our research on the Orting College case study. Should the town of Orting, Washington, build a new college to attract people to their community or not? What will the impact of increased population be on the tiny town that sits in the shadows of Mt. Rainier? The assignment is in both your week 6 package and was adapted from the following website: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/volcanoes/volcano.html

Websites of help for this assignment:

The following URL’s will help:
Pierce County Mount Rainier Active Volcano
Pierce County Mount Rainier Hazard Maps
Pierce County Emergency Plans
City of Orting Emergency Management (Lahar Evacuation Routes)
City of Orting Lahar Information
Geology dot com Mount Rainier
USGS Rainier Hazards Landslides
National Geographic News Rainier Eruption Odds
USGS The Eruption History of Mount Rainier
Seattle Times Will we Have Enough Warning?
CS Monitor Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

A note of caution...

What is the greatest danger to Orting? Of all that could potentially happen at Mount Rainier what poses the greatest threat? Now ask yourself what triggers that threat? What causes it to happen? Last think about the statistical likelyhood of that event happening. How likely is the event to occur in the next 5, 10, 100, or 1000 years? Check out the risk analysis section of the COTF website for help here.

Proposed College Site:

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Elijah McColl said...